More Than 120,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

If you've bought one of these 30+ ground beef products nationwide, you may need to throw it out.

A package of Nature's Reserve Ground Beef Patties next to a 1-pound package of Thomas Farms Ground Beef with the word "RECALL" above them
Photo: Nature's Reserve / Thomas Foods / Allrecipes

Check your fridges and freezers: More than 30 ground beef products shipped to retail stores nationwide, including 1-pound packages, patties, and meatloaf mix produced from February 1, 2022, through April 8, 2022, may be contaminated with E. coli O103. Lakeside Refrigerated Services is recalling approximately 120,872 pounds of products that were found to have the organism during routine FSIS testing of imported products, according to The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announcement on April 25.

Brand names of the affected products include Thomas Farms, Nature's Reserve, Tajima, SE Grocers, and Marketside Butcher (find a full list of product names here). Items included in the recall will have establishment number "EST. 46841" inside the USDA mark of inspection (find images of the included products here) and should be thrown away or returned to the store where purchased.

There are currently no reports of illness related to this recall, but E.coli O103 can make people sick anywhere from 2 to 8 days after consumption. Symptoms include diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. Illness usually subsides in about one week but some — especially those under 5, older adults, or people with weakened immune systems — may develop a more severe infection, so seek medical care if you experience symptoms.

For questions regarding the recall, call Lakeside Refrigerated Services at 800-493-9042 or email

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